cheer (someone or something) up

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Definition of cheer (someone or something) up

1 : to make (someone) happier We tried our best to cheer the children up.
2 : to make (something) more cheerful or pleasant Bright colors really cheer up a room.

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“Cheer (someone or something) up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheer%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20up. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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